A bull's-eye of a short fiction collection that spans the master's career.
In 1950, fresh out of college and keen to make his name as a writer, Elmore Leonard decided he needed to pick a market, a big one, which would give him a better chance to be published while he learned to write. In choosing between crime and Westerns, the latter had an irresistible pull - Leonard loved movies set in the West. As he researched deeper into settings, Arizona in the 1880s captured his imagination: the Spanish influence, the stand-offs and shoot-outs between Apache Indians and the US cavalry. This is a fantastic collection of over five decades' worth of stories.
This could well be one of the best value-for-money books you'll ever try to close a suitcase on
Beautiful examples of the genre... A rare treat
The greatest crime writer who ever lived - Dennis Lehane
Leonard is one of the great originals - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Like all great Western-writers, he is quick on the draw ... this man knows how to write - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
A superb craftsman ... his writing is pure pleasure - LOS ANGELES TIMES
Leonard has penned some of the best Western fiction ever - USA TODAY
Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit.